“We have got to be realistic about our objectives”

Ahead of the Chesterfield’s National League home game against Barnet on Saturday, manager James Rowe talked about the importance of keeping expectations realistic and not getting too carried away with the run of form.

“We’ve got to remember where we are as a club,” he said. “We’ve been near the bottom for a reason. It isn’t going to happen overnight; I’m not a magician and I don’t have a wand.

“What we have done though is started fantastically in my tenure as manager, but it’s three games. To win a league, you have to do it over 44 games.

“We have got 32 games left, there is a hell of lot left of the season. Anything can happen but we have got to be realistic about our objectives and where we can get to.

“The team is picked for tomorrow, so all the preparation is done apart from the training session.”

Rowe commented on the absence of captain Will Evans, due to the defender serving a one-game suspension for picking up five yellow cards in the league, saying: “It is a loss to lose your skipper, in such good form as well. He’s been part of the back three or back four that has only let in one goal in three games.

“It’s an opportunity for someone to take and I’m sure the person that comes in will be ready. Will is a loss but I am confident that the player that comes in will do their job.”

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